Hi everyone! I have to apologize for my absence post thesis completion! It has been a hectic month filled with my installing and de-installing, travel and many projects! Without further ado though, I'm happy to share a few photos of my exhibition! It was so crazy to see the culmination of my thesis work all on display this way. As you may know, there was a lot more work and of few other thesis projects scrapped along the way, but I'm really pleased with what I developed and where my work has gone. I can't believe that in just three weeks I will be graduating with my MFA! It has been a wild ride, but I am so grateful to have gone on this journey. Over the next few days I'll be updating with a few other projects I've been working on, as well as some doodles. But for now, here is my exhibition!
Here are the final two spreads from my thesis collections. My exhibition opens tonight and as stressful as it has been, I am very excited! I'll be sure to post pictures after the weekend and my visit with my family. I'll talk a bit more extensively about my thesis over all and the exhibition in that post. So for now, enjoy the narrative spreads for my air travel and royal collections!
In just one short week I will have the thesis exhibition, and I could not be more excited! Though it will only be representative of a particular body of my work, It is really the culmination of all of the growth I have experienced in grad school, and I am so thankful to the amazing mentors I have had to guide me.
The final component of my thesis involves taking the series of characters and patterns I have created and using them as a jumping point for narrative imagery! I've got two down and two to go, but rather than blast you guys with one insanely long post, I figured I'd split them up and share the first two now!
This next week will be rather nuts as I prepare for the exhibition, but you'll be hearing from me soon either before or after with the last illustrations and many pictures! For now I will leave you with the doodle I created of sketch dailies theme "My Cool Little Shetland Pony"!
So I took a little break from thesis to doodle my character for Lucid which is an amazing game being created by Jabari Weathers, so be sure to check him out! Her name is Silja and she has magical arrows and a companion bear that she rides. She's pretty cool ;)
Still busy busy as I'm heading into the final three weeks of my thesis! I'm currently working on my last set of patterns which is themed around royalty, and I thought I'd share some variants of one of the first patterns with y'all! Also for my morning warmup I participated in sketch dailies 80's week and drew Jem, which I've been meaning to do for ages!
Hey everyone! It's been absolutely beautiful here the past couple of days, and if it has been by you as well, I hope you've been enjoying the weather! Unfortunately we are to get another arctic blast, but hopefully Spring will be on its merry way afterward! Good weather or bad weather aside, I'll still be working away in the studio haha, but I'm really enjoying it. It's hard to believe that my graduate school experience is coming so rapidly to a close! I only essentially only have two months left! Crazy right? It has been one heck of an experience, and when it truly draws to an end, I'm sure I will have an elaborate post on the subject. For now though, there's still much work to be done so I thought I'd share some of what I've been working on with you guys! I have another pattern for the air travel series, and some characters for both that series and the upcoming pattern collection as well. Once the patterns are complete (likely by the end of this upcoming week), I will be moving onto the final stage of my thesis which is narrative. I will be telling stories within the worlds of these patterns with each cast of characters. In the mean time, enjoy!
Well firstly, I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's day and for those of you in the Northeast, I hope the nor'easter didn't get y'all too badly! Frankly, it dropped way too much snow on us here in Baltimore for my taste. Hopefully I'll be escaping this climate soon enough though, haha. The cold has certainly made it easier to keep inside and keep working though, so I thought I'd share the patterns from the air travel series so far with you guys as well as some of my work for my character design course.
So for my Character Design class we were all split up into two "gangs" and were given random names and a random weapon to create a character for which we will be battling with throughout the semester aside from our regular homework. I got "Apollo" and his weapon is a machete.
Keeping with the Greek names, I also whipped something up for Sketch Dailies' Valentine's Day theme "Aphrodite"
There is a lot more work on the way, so stay tuned guys! Until next time, best wishes!